I was recently on an Argentinian website and saw:

Querés abonar y no sabés cómo?

It looks like it's saying "do you want to pay but don't know how?" but that's assuming it were "quieres" and not "querés". I can't seem to find this conjugation.

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It is the vos form used for the second person in some parts of the Spanish speaking world and that includes Argentina. If you go to the dictionary of the RAE https://dle.rae.es/?w=diccionario and type in the verb where it tells you to write in the word you want to look up that will then give you a definition of the word plus a button marked conjugar to display the conjugation.

For more information about voseo this question is a good start 'Vos' vs 'tú' usage by country and we also have a tag for it


in Argentina, we say in Affirmative Simple Present "Vos querés" instead of "Tu quieres".

The same form is used in negative and interrogative.

Vos no querés ir a la escuela. Instead of "Tu no quieres ir a la escuela." ¿Vos querés ir a la escuela? Instead of "¿Tu quieres ir a la escuela?"

Vos is casual and means proximity, it is opposite to Usted.

Usted is used meaning respect and distance, for example when a young person is talking to an adult, or when a student is talking to a professor.

Profesor Pérez, ¿usted quiere que yo lea este artículo?

  • Thank you for the great explanation! Tu is also informal right? in which case it's a question of where you're speaking spanish? Commented Jul 6, 2020 at 20:15

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